before motorcycle racing Rob enjoyed little league youth baseball in the community of Blair , Nebraska and eventually was invited to try out for the Dodgers, striking out 20 of 21, twice in Senior league baseball.
My first race was on a bmx bike in Blair, Nebraska during the Farma Rama Days around 1981. In 1982 would get my first motorcycle, a 1980 Honda CR80, left over on the show room floor. Then would race until 1985 on minis. After that, would quit racing to pursue baseball until 1992 where I'd resume racing motocross on left over 1991 Suzuki RM125. I'd progress to get my pro/am license in 1993-1995 racing locally, regionally, and some national races.
After a three or four year lay off of motocross would take up karting and race from 1999-2003 at the top level in the USA, racing some nationals, under the WKA and SKUSA organizations. Rob would go onto set a few outright track records for any type of vehicle.